Balloon rides in Grand Prairie

Searching for Balloon rides in Grand Prairie? This is to the right place! Finding a firm to provide Balloon rides is easy. Additionally, you can check our Balloon Ride Directory, or look in your yellow pages.

Enjoying Balloon rides is something anyone can enjoy, but it is also a great way to celebrate an anniversary! When you speak with the pilot you are considering flying with, be sure to ask how many others will be on the flight.

When it is time for your adventure, your ride company will offer to let you help with the assembly and inflation of the balloon. Go ahead and do it - it adds to the entire experience!

Can we fly at a balloon festival?

Check with your local balloon company to see if you can get your balloon ride during a nearby festival. Flying at a festival is a unique experience, and is one that you don't want to miss if possible.

Each festival has their own rules, and many do not allow paid passenger rides for several reasons, including FAA restrictions or insurance concerns. Some festivals, however, not only allow passenger flights but encourage spectators to fly by selling balloon rides at the festival.

Preplanning is the key - you'll want to know well in advance if you can fly at the balloon festival you plan to attend.

Famous Balloon Quote:

Like a shamanistic language, flight speaks in different idioms. We can blast rockets to the stars. We can race across the sky on fixed wings. Ballooning appeals because it is more languorous and low-tech; it's adventure in an antique mood.
What a treat to stroll through the veils of twilight, to float across the sky like a slowly forming thought. Flying an airplane, one usually travels the shortest distance between two points. Balloonists can dawdle, lollygag, cast their fate to the wind and become part of the ebb and flow of nature, part of the sky itself, held aloft like any bird, leaf or spore. In that silent realm, far from the mischief and toil of society, all one hears is the urgent breathing of the wind and, now and then, an inspiring gasp of hot air.
Diane Ackerman, 'Traveling Light,' op-ed in The New York Times, 11 January 1997.
Competition pilots have become quite skilled in reading the winds aloft and using them to their advantage to get where they want to be (the target!). Competitors have gotten so good that the difference between first place and third or fourth can be fractions of an inch.


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The burner is fueled by propane, and is used by the pilot to heat the air inside the balloon's envelope (the fabric part above the passengers). When the air is heated, the balloon rises.
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